Raging Bull ready to go

Tyson Bull will be the first Australian gymnast to take to the floor at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on Saturday afternoon. 

The Horizontal Bar specialist will be part of the 2nd subdivision in Saturday’s qualification session, kicking off at 3:30pm (AEST).

In subdivision 2, Tyson will come up against the likes of team Great Britain and home-town heroes, Japan. 

He will start on his preferred apparatus, Horizontal Bar, so be sure your TV is ready to go!

We recently spoke with 2000 and 2004 Olympian, Phil Rizzo to preview Saturday’s competition.

Rizzo is looking forward to seeing Tyson compete against the world’s best.

“I’m really looking forward to watching Tyson and the Olympic Games in general, there are always good stories that pop up.

“I believe Tyson has a good chance to do well. It will be hard mentally being the only men’s artistic gymnast from Australia, but I am sure he is well prepared. 

“It will also be very interesting to see him come up against Japanese gymnast, king Kōhei Uchimura, who of course is in the same session as Tyson,” Rizzo said. 

Bull will be the first Australian men’s artistic gymnast to take to the Olympic stage since Josh Jefferies at the 2012 London Games. 

The men’s artistic competition will see several Olympic champions return, including stars from the Melbourne 2020 World Cup, Epke Zonderland (NED) and Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE), along with Max Whitlock (GRB), Arthur Zanetti (BRA), Yang Hakseon (KOR) and 2016 All-Around Champion, Kōhei Uchimura (JPN). 

The coverage will be live on Channel 7 or via the 7Plus app and the Olympic Channel.